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Tips for Achieving a Better Smile

4th May 2021

Whether you’re prepping for your big day or simply want a little more confidence, having a beautiful smile can be a great first step. 

While some of us might head to the drug store and buy every whitening kit on offer, there are a lot of better ways to gain a brighter smile while also benefitting your oral health. (Whitening strips may make your teeth look healthier, but if you’re serious about a brighter, healthy smile, you need to start with the basics.) 

Floss

Even if you’re brushing your teeth twice a day, there are still plenty of unreachable places bacteria and plaque can hide. Flossing helps to get rid of anything lurking between the teeth and promotes healthy gums. Floss is crucial in the fight against tartar and is your key to avoiding scary and painful professional cleaning. 

Rinse 

As we all know, food and drink can quickly stain our teeth – especially things like wine, coffee, and juice. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop enjoying the finer things in life, does it? To keep sugar and staining at bay, make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly after enjoying your favorite drink to ensure any residue is gone. 

Quit 

On the topic of staining, smoking can quickly turn teeth yellow and dull. Quitting smoking can be difficult, but your body will thank you endlessly! If you need help, speak to your doctor or check out these tips on how to stop smoking for good

Consult 

Avoid using DIY tips and tricks you find online. The best thing you can do to brighten, straighten or fix your smile is to consult your dentist. If you think you would benefit from braces, whitening, or another cosmetic procedure, Chester Springs dental implants specialists can help you evaluate your options. 

Chew

As we mentioned above, food can change the way our teeth look dramatically. But did you know you can use foods to gently brush your teeth while you chomp away? Yep, snacking on celery, cauliflower, and other slightly abrasive vegetables can help keep your teeth clean and healthy. For dessert, a few strawberries and oranges will taste delicious and help to polish the teeth for you. 

Mouthwash 

As well as flossing, add antibacterial mouthwash to your daily routine. It’ll keep your breath fresh and leave you feeling energized for the day. Choosing a mouthwash with antibacterial qualities will help to fight off bacteria and reduce build-up on the teeth and gums. 

Lipstick

If you’re looking for a last-minute solution, a rosy pink or deep plum lipstick can make your teeth look instantly brighter and whiter – just in time for your next selfie or a night on the town. 

It’s always better to find natural ways to make your smile brighter to boost your confidence. While whitening can bleach the teeth for rapid results, you may still find yourself self-conscious about their shape or visible damage. If you are worried about your smile’s appearance, be sure to consult a cosmetic dentist to help weigh up your options.

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